Curiosity is the urge you feel to know or be able to learn more about something.
You experience a ‘gap’ in your knowledge, understanding or ability. Then actively look for ways to close this gap. It is also about the extent to which you embrace novelties and live with the unpredictability in new situations.
Curiosity is therefore synonymous with eagerness to learn, intelligence and wonder. Curiosity is an important driver for learning, growth and change.
I don’t have any special talent, I’m just curious.
Every human being is curious.
Curiosity is innate to us. It only varies from person to person. Curiosity has five aspects:
- Intensity (how intense?)
- Frequency (how often?)
- Durability (how long?)
- Width (for how many subjects?)
- Depth (how interwoven in personal identity?)
Very curious people more often experience more intense feelings of curiosity, over longer periods of time, for multiple types of events and integrate them better into their identity. The personality trait at the basis of curiosity is called openness of experience.
People who are curiously disposed:
- are open to uncertainties
- be open to changes
- are open to ideas
- are open to other values
- have a great imagination
- challenge themselves to learn new things
What are the advantages of curiosity?
Research shows that curious people are happier and healthier, have better relationships, live longer and are more intelligent. Curiosity makes you:
- learn more easily in the area in which you are curious and in those areas your memory improves as well.
- Curiosity makes you open to what there is still to discover.
- By devoting time and attention to new things, you make more neurological connections to and in your brain and those new connections make it easier to place new information.
- In addition, connections between seemingly dissimilar concepts are easier to make.
keep looking around you and gain new experiences. You are open to the world around you and look at others and yourself from multiple perspectives. As you continue to develop yourself, doing self-research.